Not a product I want
Look, if the think is as thick as a notebook, runs Windows (and has to be maintained like it), and has not much more than netbook performance (maybe low end notebook performance), with some HD flare sprinkled on it, yet you take away my keyboard, a form factor I can use on a lap, and the optical drive and charge me a $500+ premium?
Why would I want this? If I'm lugging around a 3lb PC "slate" that I have to maintain like a PC, for the same price or less I could have a much nicer PC (better yet a Mac with Windows on it too)...
A "Tablet" is one thing, a slate is another. A slate must be sleek, light, and provide simple functions, as an EXTENTION of my PC, not simply a second, lower class PC, that I also have to maintain.
Though we don't have formal specs or pricing on Apple's tablet yet, if rumors are true (they're usually not far off this close to release, we're looking at an $800-900 machine that can do 1080p HD (likely wirelessly), play 3D games in much higher resolution than any current portable system other than a full blown notebook, has a beautiful multi-touch OS (designed for it, not hacked on top of Win 7), it can edit documents on the run and sync with the cloud, you can get apps for it for a couple dollars each (and it runs all the ones you already have for your iPhone, and shares it's licenses with up to 5 devices in a household), it weighs about a pound and is less than Half an inch thick, and it has an OS I don't have to muck around with. It's a natural multimedia extension of my PCs and Macs in the house, usable by the whole family, and great for quick tasks like checking mail or syncing some photos or controlling the home theater. Why would I pay more for something less powerful that weighs more and has less unique functionality?